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May Joins Construction and Renovation Department
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Andrea May to the staff of the construction and renovation department, where she will serve as financial and administrative coordinator for the director and assistant director. The Jamestown native, who has a background in both commercial and residential construction, will assist the department in […]
Alumna Brings Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese Truck to HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Hundreds of High Point University students, faculty and staff were treated to free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck on Monday. The Stouffer’s Food Truck visited campus during a year-long tour around the country. Marin Seifert, a 2013 alumna of HPU and account […]
Updates in the Sciences
The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]
Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
Attorney General Roy Cooper Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – High Point University students today had the opportunity to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who visited HPU as the first stop on his “College Cash & Credit Tour” of six colleges across state. Cooper, along with other attorneys and staff from his Consumer Protection Division […]
HPU Welcomes Record Number of New Students to Campus
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2014 – California. Texas. New York. Pennsylvania. North Carolina. Vehicles that flocked to High Point this weekend carried license plates from across the country. What they shared in common was their destination – High Point University. HPU welcomed a record-breaking number of 1,470 new students during its annual Welcome Week. […]
Broadcast Legend Tom Brokaw to Serve as HPU’s 2015 Commencement Speaker
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by hosting distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. “Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have […]
Photography Instructor Selected for Exhibition
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – A photograph by Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into a juried online photo exhibition by the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. VanWinkle’s photograph, titled, “Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA,” was one of 54 images selected from 525 submissions for the “Focus: […]
UNC-TV to Air ‘High Point University Presents A Conversation with John Maxwell and Nido Qubein’
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 28, 2014 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program, titled “High Point University Presents A Conversation with John Maxwell and Nido Qubein” that features HPU president Nido Qubein and Maxwell, bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert. The program will air at 6 p.m. on May 4 on the […]
HPU to Host Opera Scenes Concert
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Love, murder, comedy, intrigue. High Point University will soon offer the community a variety of programming in an upcoming Opera Scenes concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. […]
Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
HPU Lowers Flags in Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – High Point University will lower its flags to half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for flags to be lowered in honor of the nation’s firefighters and in remembrance of 107 firefighters who have lost […]
Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
HPU to Feature Media Critic in Presentation on Women in Pop Culture Narratives
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – High Point University will feature media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who will present “Tropes v. Women in Video Games,” part of her popular Web series “Feminist Frequency,” which explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. The event, co-hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Communication, […]
Animal Stars Steal the Stage at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Humans and animals alike recently filled High Point University’s Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall for a presentation by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association (AHA). Gaznert explained the 75-year history of AHA, which protects more than 100,000 animal actors every year through programs […]
HPU Hires Lassiter as Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Megan Lassiter as the resident director of the women’s complex. As resident director, Lassiter is responsible for the safety and well-being of students in her care, as well as providing programs that instill community spirit within the […]
Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season
Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]
Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog by campus photographer […]
Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
Faculty Voice Recital To Be Held At HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – High Point University will host a faculty voice recital at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. Mezzo-soprano, Candice Burrows, co-chair of voice at HPU, will be accompanied by Japanese collaborative pianist Hisako Hiratsuka of Tufts University; oboist […]
HPU Lowers Flags for Memorial Day
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2014 – High Point University will honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this nation by lowering all 78 flags on campus to half-staff on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. “High Point University is a God, family, and country school,” says Dr. Nido […]
General Colin Powell Addresses HPU’s Class of 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 3, 2014 – General Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor, addressed nearly 900 graduates and a crowd of more than 10,000 people in attendance at High Point University’s Commencement Ceremony with a powerful message full of thoughtful and memorable words […]
HPU names Dan Hauser new Athletic Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2014 – High Point University President Nido R. Qubein announced today the appointment of Dan Hauser as the new Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2014. Hauser has spent the last eight years as Senior Associate Athletic Director at Ohio University. He previously served as Director of Marketing at Wake Forest University. […]
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